No matter. It's March, and I am declaring winter to be over. At least inside my house.
We're a house full of redheads, so we love St. Patrick's Day. I don't do a lot of decorating for St. Pat's, but it's fun to do a little. As for other small holidays, I group my decorations on my dough cabinet:
It doesn't take a lot to make a nice little holiday vignette. I'm still using my ugly-Goodwill-plate-turned-chalkboard, as well as my Heirloom-white-painted candlesticks. I just changed the Valentine's greeting to a St. Patrick's greeting and the red candles to green candles. The other things I've picked up over the years.
If you'd like to do some St. Patrick's decorating for yourself but don't have any St. Patrick's decor, here are a few tips:
- St. Patrick's Day is all about the wearing of the green. If nothing else, you probably have a green plant you can showcase. If not, buy a little golden pothos next time you're at the grocery store. These plants are practically foolproof, and their beautiful color will brighten any tabletop. You can read all about golden pothos here.
Photo courtesy of about.com
- Next year, look for wrapped candies such as Hershey's kisses on after-Christmas clearance. Divide the candies into colors. Use silver-wrapped candies for New Year's, red-wrapped candies for Valentine's Day, and green-wrapped candies for St. Patrick's Day.
- Try to drop by TJMaxx or HomeGoods right after St. Patrick's Day. You'll likely be able to find some special little St. Patrick's goody on clearance.
Now, just for fun: can you tell me what "Erin Go Bragh" means? Leave me a comment with the answer, and I'll randomly choose a winner for a little prize!